* Photo by John Brasseaux.

STALLIONS: Leading 2020 NCHA Futurity Sires

The 2020 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity was a smashing success for Metallic Cat, who topped the NCHA Futurity Sires list with offspring earnings of more than $1 million.

The success put the stallion’s lifetime Equi-Stat record at just shy of $40 million as of Dec. 28. His son, Meteles Cat, also made the top 15 of the 2020 NCHA Futurity Sires in only his second futurity-age foal crop.

Overall, this year’s NCHA Futurity Sire list is a mix of old and new.

There’s industry legends such as High Brow Cat and Dual Rey, but freshman sires Smooth Talkin Style and Reyzin The Cash both had bang-up years to make the top 5 with their very first futurity-age foals.

This year’s group of top stallions also represents several sire lines, with sons or grandsons of High Brow Cat, Dual Rey, Spots Hot, Peptoboonsmal, Nitas Wood and Grays Starlight.

Here is a list of the top sires from the 2020 NCHA Futurity, according to statistical database Equi-Stat:

1. Metallic Cat

Pedigree: 05S (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal)
Progeny Earnings: $1,006,329
Earners: 54
Top Performers:

  • Open Reserve Champion Bugattii ($245,223, out of Button Down Supercat x Dual Rey)
  • Non-Pro Champion Fiddle And Steel ($104,605, out of Lil Bit Reckless x CD Royal)
  • Non-Pro Reserve Champion Nitreyious ($90,939, out of Cherrey x Dual Rey)

2. Once In A Blu Boon

Pedigree: 08 (Peptoboonsmal x Autumn Boon x Dual Pep) 
Progeny Earnings: $370,971
Earners: 18
Top Performers:

3. Smooth Talkin Style

Pedigree: 11S (Smooth As A Cat x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak)
Progeny Earnings: $291,864
Earners: 14
Top Performers:

  • Open fourth-place finisher Baby Talk ($97,611, out of Special Nu Baby x Dual Rey)
  • Non-Pro finalist Talkin Sally ($49,347, out of Rockin Sallycat x Rockin W)
  • Open finalist Flashy Talker ($33,240, out of Flash About x Purdy Boy Flash)

4. Hottish

Pedigree: 08S (Spots Hot x Stylish Play Lena x Docs Stylish Oak) 
Progeny Earnings: $237,767
Earners: 12
Top Performers:

  • Open fifth-place finisher Hottish In Havana ($81,721, out of Spoookys Smarty Pants x Smart Aristocrat)
  • Unlimited Amateur Champion Hawk Falcon ($41,179, out of La Femme Nikita x Choice Acres)
  • Open finalist Sueper Hot ($36,004, out of Sueper Kitty x High Brow Cat)

5. Reyzin The Cash

Pedigree: 11S (Dual Rey x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash)
Progeny Earnings: $173,489
Earners: 17
Top Performers:

  • Open finalist Catolena Cashin In ($26,555, out of Dual Catolena x High Brow Cat)
  • Non-Pro finalist Reyzin Nu Desires ($19,074, out of Desires Nu Catillac x High Brow Cat)
  • Open finalist Rezyin The Style ($17,106, out of Stylish Sharon x Docs Stylish Oak)

Leading NCHA Futurity Sires 6-15

RankStallionEarnersTotal Earnings
6High Brow Cat21$173,259
7Smart Time Pepto 101$148,259
8Dual Rey15$125,790
9Smooth As A Cat15$122,416
10Woody Be Tuff11$106,074
11Meteles Cat9$93,758
12Kit Kat Sugar13$80,804
13One Time Pepto7$77,552
14Dual Smart Rey5$67,159
15High Brow CD5$65,252

* These results have been updated.